On Friday May 12th the GTHS unveiled the newly renovated main cat room.
The story of this incredible cat adoption room starts several years ago at the Georgian Triangle Humane Society. The room was originally designed to house rows and rows of cages that would hold adoptable GTHS cats. Luckily, when the Board of Directors started operating in the building, they had a very different dream for the room and decided to implement the policies and procedures that would allow the shelter to operate a Communal Cat Room for all adoptable cats. Since that time, the Cat Adoption Room has provided temporary sanctuary and shelter for 3600 homeless, abused, forgotten, neglected cats.
By 2015, the main room had seen a considerable about of ‘action’. It was well loved and as such, desperately needed a face lift. At that time, Board member Jenn Watt stepped forward and offered to help. From her volunteer work and a generous donation from Shell Canada, Jenn Watt secured four park benches that are used in this room for visiting and socializing. At that time, we wanted to do more, but as often happens in a shelter environment, other projects took priority.
Fast forward to the end of 2016 and our extraordinary volunteer Glen White enters the picture. When Glen found out about our vision for this Cat Room restoration project, he jumped at the opportunity to help out. It is through Glen’s connection and work behind the scenes, we can celebrate and ‘re-open’ our Wonderful and Life Saving Cat Room!
GTHS would like to thank and recognize the following:
- Teri Band – for generously donating the funds to build the gorgeous Cat Wall.
- The Lowe Family – for allowing GTHS to have a State of the Art Introductory Cat Kennel which has made a dramatic difference in our ability to enter cats into the Main Room.
- Shell Canada – for supporting our cats with the comfortable Park Benches.
- Pet Valu Wasaga Beach & Meaford – for always supporting us, but also for responding to our request and donating an exercise wheel for our cats.
- Wasaga Beach Woodworkers Club – for building all of the gorgeous cubbies, beds and bridges that you see behind us. The cats are having SO much fun. Thank you!
- Glen White – for coordinating this entire project and painting our entire cat room to give it a fresh look and feel.
- Agnora Glass – for donating this plaque to us and giving us hours of their time and skill.
In honour of those supporters of our organization that helped to make this renovation possible, we will be mounting this plaque in recognition. We welcome you to come and see the amazing changes in our main cat room. Open daily 12pm -4pm, 549 Tenth Line, Collingwood.